We talked about some personal travel experiences, and how they affected us. We talked about purchasing carbon offsets (a type of credit for greenhouse gas reduction) as a way of compensating for the carbon footprint of our travels (see the David Suzuki Foundation website for more information). Or starting a voluntary 'gas tax' as a group, which would be pooled together to contribute to an environmental cause. We talked about how travelling can teach us about how our decisions affect others around the world, both positively and negatively.
Thank you Nancy for hosting, and for leading the discussion. Looking forward to the next meeting on Sunday May 12 (note the time change to 5 pm).
- Submitted by Amanda